Podcast: “There’s no safe option in Catalonia now”

Podcast: “There’s no safe option in Catalonia now”

The Local's journalists look at some of Europe's big issues. This week: Catalonia, Berlin's Airport, and begging in Sweden.

Man arrested for damaging home of ex-Sweden Democrat who quit party over assault claims

Man arrested for damaging home of ex-Sweden Democrat who quit party over assault claims

A man has been arrested for inflicting gross damage on the home of a Swedish politician shortly after she quit her party over claims of a sexual assault cover-up.

Dissident Swedish bookseller contacts family after being freed by China

Dissident Swedish bookseller contacts family after being freed by China

The dissident publisher Gui Minhai has spoken with his family after being released from detention by China, his daughter said on Friday, but his freedom of movement remains unclear.

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 5

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 5

Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.

Police dog wins national award after finding missing girl in Sweden’s bear country

Police dog wins national award after finding missing girl in Sweden’s bear country

Attack is a four-year old German Shepherd who has won an award in recognition of his work assisting Sweden's police force.

What do TV viewing habits reveal about political preferences in Sweden?

What do TV viewing habits reveal about political preferences in Sweden?

Is there a link between political preferences and TV viewing habits? A new survey looked at the favourite TV programmes of Swedes based on their voting habits, and the results could be revealing.

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are working on an edible vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Swedish MPs share stories of sexual harassment in politics

Swedish MPs share stories of sexual harassment in politics

More than 20 of Sweden’s MPs have experienced sexual harassment while working in politics, a survey published on Thursday revealed.

‘The green revolution is blue’: reflections from Life Below Water in Malmö

‘The green revolution is blue’: reflections from Life Below Water in Malmö

NFGL member Ekatherina Zhukova from Belarus shares her thoughts from the Life Below Water 2017 conference in Malmö.

Recipe: How to make Swedish spelt bread with fennel seeds

Recipe: How to make Swedish spelt bread with fennel seeds

Food writer John Duxbury loves the aroma of the fennel when baking this bread, and shares the step-by-step in this quick recipe.

Volvo celebrates strong growth in third quarter

Volvo celebrates strong growth in third quarter

Swedish car maker Volvo, owned by Chinese group Geely, cheered continued strong growth in 2017.